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adverb, conjunction whence pronunciation in British English /wens/
  1. 1
    literary used for introducing the result of a fact that has just been stated

    The work is slow and dangerous, whence the high costs.

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  2. 2
    an old or literary word meaning ‘from where’

    He arrived at Paddington Station, whence he walked to the Cumberland Hotel.

    from whence:

    They have returned to the place from whence they came.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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